Neofeud is the spiritual successor to Terminus Machina. If it sells well enough, there could be a Terminus Machina II in the making!
The Future. Benevolent God-AI runs the world? League of Evil Asshole Masterminds manages the clockwork Earth from the shadows?
Nope. Just a lot of buggy paramilitary drones blowing up schools, incompetent elite wrecking the planet with endless financial crises, and mass unemployment as robots shove workers out of offices and into endless breadlines run out of bread in bankrupt states. Yeah, it's a mess.
There's a Tahrir Square, an Occupy Revolution every day as robots replace 60% of humans in the workplace and crushing austerity measures create unresolvable social unrest and upheaval. Countless popular and revolutionary movements have sprung up across the planet -- from grass-roots resistances like World Class War to Humanitarian NGOs like Fenix foundation to armed-insurgents like the Washingtonians. But as New York, London, and Tokyo crumble into Detroit-like necropolises scarred by class warfare between jobless insurgents and robotic riot-soldiers, trillionaires bunker into the "Pluto-claves" -- private cities run by AI and defended by fleets of autonomous drones armed with gatling railguns and tactical nukes. The Archangels' smartbombs wipe a dozen Occupy Movement-saturated blocks off the Manhattan map, daily. The class war is stacked against the 99% as the kleptocrats have holed up behind a dozen feet of steel and Skynet armies that make the Pentagon look like a posse of peashooters.
But as veteran hackers will tell you -- no security perimeter is fully impermeable. Machines run the world, but no machine is foolproof. There's always a back door, a security hole.
Take on the role of an operative in the Hex Gen network, a decentralized movement of hacktivists resisting the economic pillaging conducted by the unholy alliances of Big Tech, Big Military, and Big Finance. United over a loose constellation of ad-hoc mesh-internets, Hex Gen (AKA Generation Hex) are a new class of freedom fighter. Though necessarily shrouded in secrecy, Hex Gen thus far is the only group to have carried out successful attacks against the Plutos. They've dealt crippling DDoS attacks to crooked corporations, tanked corrupt investment banks with electronic financial manipulation and successfully taken control of drones and androids in the armies of CyberSec -- the leading "counter-insurgency" military/law enforcement contractor. Still, some believe Hex Gen is just a gang of criminals and thieves in it for their own profit. Perhaps time will tell.
Ubiquitous 3D fabrication means everything from smartphones to TVs to cars can be printed in your living room. The Marxist Egalitarians have declared the Age of Abundance -- except the Copyright Cartels have bought ownership to not only every mp3, movie, and book ever written, but also the "fabprints" to every physical object as well, and won't hesitate to have a Predator drop a hellfire missile on your home if you're caught pirating a Honda Civic. Oh, and Big Agro also owns every species of plague-resistant food crop in the plant and animal kingdoms. Starvation, they say, is the ultimate motivator.
The superhighway to the Future is leading toward a sixteen car pileup, and no one's behind the wheel but idiotic megalomaniacs making their Golden Parachutes as Rome burns and crap software hacked together by low-paid Chinese sweatshops. Fasten your seatbelt.
Will you join the code warriors, the Info-Pirates and rip the global kingpins a new one with your wits and technological know-how, or will you become a Made Man with the white-shoe Monopolists, live it large in orbital villas far away from the artificial famines below?
* Facial, vocal biometric capture devices
* "Nohface" electronic face projector for thwarting surveillance/drones which cover almost every inch of city
* Wireless internet-Darknets: all web activity is fully surveilled, thus you need stealth not only in meatspace but in cyberspace
* More types of hacking: cryptography, DDoS, spoofing.
* Write your own malware, unleash it on the internet to infect machines to create your own botnet army.
* Hunger: experience real economic destitution as you slowly die of starvation and are forced to beg, steal, or even kill for a piece of bread.
* DIY: Upgrade your hemp trenchcoat with solar trim, syphon electricity from the private power grid.
* Mechanical hacking: Take apart old phones and radios to hack together an EMP gun, reverse engineer a captured police-state drone into your own personal bodyguard.
* Nature Punk: set up a hydroponic garden in your squatted flat so you don't have to kill for every meal.
* Biohacking: play God with your own DNA to give yourself bone-hammer knuckles, bat-like sonar, or cheetah-like musculoskeletal structure. Just be careful not to turn yourself into Frankenstein or give yourself an artificial cancer!
I'm right now a one man army here working two other jobs, so if you can spare some help or a donation to help me focus on this mod it would be hugely appreciated!
I've also got a Youtube Channel that I'll be posting Let's Plays and stuff to.
Apparently, there have been many fans who have picked up Neofeud, who started out as fans of Terminus Machina. I should start off with the fact that Deus Ex 1 is hands down my favorite game of all time. Terminus Machina was a pure labor of love that I essentially developed on my own for the most part.
The reason development on Terminus Machina ceased, was due to the amount of time it was taking and the lack of funding to support my game development endeavors. But in the last couple years, I have been working on a new game, with many of the same cyberpunk, and gritty realism of Terminus Machina, but in a point-and-click adventure game. This game is called Neofeud, and has just been released to Steam this Tuesday, September 19.
While I cannot guarantee that there will ever be a longer version of Terminus Machina, a sequel, etc., I can say that if enough folks support Silver Spook Games by picking up Neofeud, it will increase the probability greatly of more Terminus Machina or games like Terminus Machina. Deus Ex is still my home territory, and I'd like to produce more games like Terminus Machina, but a lot of that hinges on the success of Neofeud commercially, as does Silver Spook Games as a company.
At any rate, Neofeud will be on sale during launch week at 20% off. The base price is $15, so you can get the game at a steal of just $12 for 15+ hours of gameplay, according to latest estimates! The Neofeud soundtrack, which includes 45 tracks and 2 1/2 hours of music will also be available for purchase on Steam.
In addition, here is a video of the most recent Silver Spook livestream / launch party for the game, in which a lot of Deus Ex and cyberpunk-related topics were discussed.
So, thank you again to all of you Terminus Machina fans and supporters who have stuck with me over the years. That list includes AlvinD2008 Dentonoid JCDenton2000 xen0phile and last but not least, the great ham sandwich master, FastGamerr.
It is truly unfortunate that the Deus Ex franchise has been put on hiatus. The world needs more games that took those sorts of bold risks, especially in the cyberpunk genre, which I think is losing some of the 'punk' and edge that really defined the game as well as cinematic and literary genre.
I truly do have even bigger creative visions for games than Terminus Machina and Neofeud, and I hope to one day be able to make them a reality. And perhaps one day this will happen, with your help.
So please, let's make cyberpunk great again, together! :)
P.S. - Please let Blade Runner 2049 not suck horribly. K thx!
--Silver Spook / Christian Miller
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Highest Rated (5 agree) 10/10
Terminus Machina is a very interesting mod, you can do things that you couldn't do in Deus Ex. It has new skins, textures, items, skills, music, and augs, as well as a level of design that is superb. Very nice mod!!!!!
Jun 8 2013 by AlphaCodeOverride